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circumnutate

[ sur-kuhm-noo-teyt, -nyoo- ]
/ 藢s蓽r k蓹m藞nu te瑟t, -藞nyu- /
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verb (used without object), cir路cum路nu路tat路ed, cir路cum路nu路tat路ing.
(of the apex of a stem or other growing part of a plant) to bend or move around in an irregular circular or elliptical path.
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Origin of circumnutate

1875鈥80; circum- + nutate<Latin n奴t膩tus, past participle of n奴t膩re to nod in assent, sway, totter

OTHER WORDS FROM circumnutate

cir路cum路nu路ta路tion, nouncir路cum路nu路ta路to路ry [sur-kuhm-noo-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -nyoo-], /藢s蓽r k蓹m藞nu t蓹藢t蓴r i, -藢to蕣r i, -藞nyu-/, adjective
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